Dr. David Blum, MD
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Biography

Dr. David Blum, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Blum is affiliated with Westside Regional Medical Center.

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    Dr. Blum's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blum to family and friends
    3.4
    based on 30 total surveys (5 with reviews)
    Dr. Blum's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (5)
    At the end of the visit Dr. Blum starting writing me a prescription for PT. I asked what he thought might be going on with my arm. He looked up from his paper and said "I just met you" then continued writing. He didn't have the decency to take two minutes to explain anything to me how the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves work in the arm. Maybe he behaves more respectfully when working with people who are paying for expensive surgery, but his bedside manner with me was terrible.
    in Sunrise, FL |
    Dr Blum was outstanding. After suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome for years, two easy surgeries (one for each hand) completely cured me. I selected him because he uses the most advance technique for CTS (single-entry endoscopic release). Recovery was quick (two weeks) with very little pain. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he was very personable. He did a great job of explaining everything both before and after the surgeries. I was never kept waiting for my appointments.
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    I do my research before picking a surgeon. I'm very happy with the experience from beginning to end. He knows his specialty well. All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
    in Hollywood, FL |
    Spends very little time with patients doesn't seem to have time to listen to anyone but himself. Spends more time dictating to his recorder then with patients. Lost his communication skills somewhere when confronted by the people that keep him in business his recommendation is find a new doctor. 8000.00 plus spent and about 15 minutes of doc Tim I'm 5 visits. Order a surgery that was completed by the ER, his comments ,"oh they did this already I added some stiches and of course I it better
    Pompano Beach, FL |
    Had a surgery scheduled, showed up, waited almost 2 hours only to be told it was cancelled due to insurance authorization. Very unprofessional.
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    Dr. Blum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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    • 2
      Malpractice Claims

      Dr. Blum has 2 malpractice claims

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      • Settlement (10/5/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $137,500.00
      • Nature of Complaint: BROWARD COUNTY
      • State: Florida
      • Settlement (10/10/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $170,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: BROWARD COUNTY
      • State: Florida
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    • 2
      Board Actions

      Dr. Blum has 2 board actions

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      • Disciplinary action in another state (2/6/2013)
      • Action Taken: Fine
      • Summary: Dr. David Ari Blum; License # MD072895L; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state. ACTION TAKEN: The physician shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1000.00.
      • State: Pennsylvania
      • Wrong procedure (10/25/2012)
      • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Florida
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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Florida

      Graduated in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      Orlando Reg Healthcare Sys
      Umdnj New Jersey Med School

      Completed in 2000

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

      Completed in 2002

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Florida

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Replacement